Fine motor skill is the coordination of small muscles, in movements. It usually involves the synchronization of hands and fingers with the eyes. Fine motor skills help in the growth of intelligence and develop continuously throughout the stages of human development. Let's understand how scribbling Activities Improves Fine Motor Skills.
Some toddlers attempt to Write or Scribble between the ages of 12 and 18 months, by making marks on paper. Sometimes between 18 and 24 months, they may surprise you by drawing vertical and horizontal lines and maybe a circle too.
Try to applaud these early doodles, which encourages them to a whole raft of new abilities. Drawing or colouring needs fine motor skills such as grasping and holding a pencil or a crayon, for instance, as well as boosting your child's visual skill and invoking their imagination.
Set up a big sheet of thick paper taped to the table for your kid. Remember, nothing inhibits creativity like a dismayed shriek from Mom when the crayon slides onto the tablecloth or rips through thin newsprint. Thick, sturdy crayons or washable pens in a few primary colours are a good choice for the activity.
What if they are not interested?
Sometimes toddlers may not be interested in colouring. If so try some alternatives for them. Try the colouring sheet pinned to a wooden frame or pasted on the wall instead of a flat surface. You can also try using Inkmeo-wall Colouring Rolls made for this purpose. This might increase their interest towards colouring. Learning how to hold a crayon and using it is more important for your kids.
If she's tired of paints, try printing hand and footprints on paper to make great gift wrap. Or tap into her interest in nature and brush leaves, acorns, carrot-tops, or flower petals with paint to use as homemade stamps. For a special treat, let her fingerpaint with pudding or bright-coloured fruit juice – she'll exercise her motor skills and have fun licking her fingers.
Whats next? Read How colouring and painting improve writing skills from the next post.